Bioscience In India

Any Indian bioscientists out there? Or want to investigate bioscience research opportunities, inside or outside academia, in India, whatever your nationality?

Then we’ve got an event in Manchester and a really useful website for you.

‘Avenues for pursuing research in India’
On 28th July, the Dr Swetha Suresh, Associate Director for Indiabioscience, will be coming to the University to talk about opportunities in the Bioscience field in India. This event is for both Indian and non-Indian nationals and is targeted at anyone thinking of a research career in the Biosciences in India.

When: Thursday 28 July, 12:00 – 13:00 (then lunch provided)

Where: Alan Turing Building room G107

Topics covered will include:

  1. Opportunities for researchers in India – Fellowships, New Institutes and Funding.
  2. Young Investigator Meetings and mentoring for researchers interested in establishing a career in India.
  3. Online resources for Indian biologists (junior and senior, working in India or abroad) to unite as a community- to find and exchange information, to make new contacts, find collaborators and to share perspectives.

To book your place at this event, email with your name, institution and current position.

I was really impressed by the IndiaBioscience website. It looks useful for anyone interested in:

  • what’s happening in bioscience in India
  • jobs – academic, post-doc and industrial
  • grants for working as a researcher in India and for Indian nationals to carry out research elsewhere in the world
  • a list of research institutes by region
  • blogs and opinion pieces (I enjoyed reading Dr Shubha Tole’s account of being “Scientist and Mommy” – what a superwoman!)

and a host of other useful information. Looks invaluable if you have any interest in bioscience research, in India or as an Indian national.